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A.T. Faust III
| August 4, 2012
Product Timelines Prove Samsung's Ripoff Reputation
At this point in the patent trial between Apple and Samsung, it should be crystal clear to everyone just how big a ripoff artist the latter actually is. However, if you're still on the fence, iDownloadBlog has put together a pair of timelines to demonstrate exactly what the Korean copyist has been up to these last several smartphone years: [caption id="attachment_326748" align="aligncenter" width="504"] Exhibit A.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_326747" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Exhibit B.[/caption] Like everything else unveiled in the case, this stuff's pretty damning. Sure, anyone can make a rectangular touchscreen handset -- that's a functional, non-protectable product evolution in a competitive market. Nobody will argue that. But Samsung, it takes a mighty big pair (or a striking lack of pride) to blatantly ape the iPhone's exact corner radii and patented aesthetic banding in your heavily-marketed, signature device(s). You didn't need to copy Apple so closely, but you did. Nothing could be more obvious. Or could it? Source: iDownloadBlog